My family got my son something I asked them not too: Advice?

I am looking for advice. I asked my mom and my family, specifically not to get my son video game consoles for Christmas. They went out and got him one. If we wanted him to have another one, we would have gotten it ourselves… it’s not about money, we can afford whatever he wants, but he is eight years old, and I don’t think he should have everything he asks for.

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Yeah I would leave it there then if you specifically told them not to get it.

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I would have a talk with them and ask them to return it for something else

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Sell it and put the money in his bank!

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Sell it :moneybag: use the money towards a gift YOU want for your son.

Its christmas why not. Shouldnt be up to u what grandma gets unless it violets ur religion and person beliefs like guns and soldiers.

If he games and she knows it why not?

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You can always store it away and then give it to him when you think is right that he can play video games. My dad sends my kids stuff that I tell him not to buy and it just goes in the closet until I feel they are old enough/mature/good behavior what ever and then I give it to them.

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I wouldn’t let them give it to him if I said it was something I didnt want him to have…no matter what it is. I would also have a talk with whatever family member did it.

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Leave it at your parents house…and he’ll have something for over there

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Have him leave it for when he visits.

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Have them keep at their house for when he visits or stays there? Last year we bought my kids these giant trucks. My mom got the same set. One stayed at her house and the other was kept at ours.

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Talk to your mom about it then

Tell them it stays at their house

For one, ya I wouldn’t be happy if they did it after you asked them not to. So, either leave it there or ask them to return it. As for the him getting everything he wants… if they did it just because that would be a different story but they are doing it for Christmas so he wont think he will constantly get what he wants.

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Leave it at their house so he has something to play while there. 🤷

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Why can’t he have what he ask for? That to me is just weird. Nothing better than seeing their face when they get it.

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It isnt Christmas yet you could let them know if the items you dont allow are given they will be returned.

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Put it away until you think he’s ready for it then

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Ask them to keep it at their house for when he visits! Don’t be a turd and return it or sell it! I understand you not wanting to “spoil” your child but let them do something they obviously really wanted to do for him!

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If that was me, it would be for their house and if they don’t want it there I would donate it or sell it. My mom is great at not buying stuff I don’t want, but my mother-in-law tries to out do everyone and I have actually taken stuff she’s got back and when she asks about it I flat tell her I told her not to get it and took it back

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